Our Research Trainee program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to build capacity and contribute to the success of BC’s health research landscape.
Our Scholar and Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) awards provide funding to support BC’s health researchers in advancing science and improving the health of British Columbians.
Michael Smith Health Research BC is providing funding to 41 early career researchers through our Research Trainee Program to enrich BC’s health research talent.
Health Research BC’s funding for 23 researchers through the 2023 Scholar competition will help develop, attract and retain BC’s best and brightest health researchers and support the advancement of world-class health research in the province.
This year’s theme focuses on new approaches, technology, pathways and regulatory initiatives to make clinical trials more accessible for people in the clinical trials ecosystem.
We consulted with investigators, trial participants, funders, life sciences companies, health system policymakers and more to create a vision for clinical trials in British Columbia.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency.
Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.
The BC SUPPORT (Support for People & Patient-Oriented Research & Trials) Unit supports, patient-oriented research throughout BC to answer research questions that matter to patients and improve health care.
Clinical Trials BC supports clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure a world-class destination for clinical trials. Focusing on infrastructure and capacity building with a collaborative approach, we enable clinical trial excellence across British Columbia.
Research Ethics BC supports a province-wide, harmonized system for research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution. Our harmonized ethics review model co-created with BC health research partners, is now in use by all BC health authorities, most research universities, and many colleges.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency. We are working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.
As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
LOI deadline has passed. Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs.
Supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.
LOI deadline has passed. Supports health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to build their health research programs, train the next generation of scientists, and make significant contributions to their field.
Applications are now open for:
17 November 2023
SSHRC, CIHR, and Health Research BC are core partners in the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) to help ensure that Canada is at the forefront of research funding practices.
16 November 2023
Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee 2024 competition is now open to applications.
26 October 2023
The 2024 Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar and Health-Professional Investigator competitions open today.